Message from discussion St John's Wort gets women pregnant
From: Henriette Kress <he...@saunalahti.fi>
Subject: Re: St John's Wort gets women pregnant
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2002 09:09:33 +0200
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John 'the Man' <De...@JustSayNo.com> wrote:
> St John's Wort warning as pill women get pregnant
> "Taking the herbal extract had resulted in two women, aged 28 and 31,
> becoming pregnant even though they were on the Pill.
> St John's Wort, a supplement taken to alleviate mild to moderate
> depression, is known to counteract the effect of certain drugs,
> including hormone-based contraceptives. The Swedish agency said in
> guidance posted on its website that other cases of unwanted pregnancy
> had emerged in the past, including a number in the UK."
We did that one already in alt.folklore.herbs.
Note that both women got pregnant in 2000. So why did this pop up only now,
instead of back then?
Also, as the article stands it's garbage. For valuable information it should
also give the general track records of the pills used. So, how reliable is
If only these two ladies got preggers on each brand of pill during 2000-2001,
and both took SJW, okay, that's pretty straightforward.
But if it's, say, a hundred pregnant ladies on these pills, and two of them also
took SJW, why, then it's just yet another bit of anti-herbal propaganda. Yawn.
he...@saunalahti.fi Henriette Kress Helsinki, Finland
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